Bashir Sheriff Machina, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District, Bashir Sheriff Machina, has insisted that he gained’t relinquish his ticket to Senate President Ahmed Lawan.
Talking in an interview on Channels Tv’s Politics As we speak, Machina maintained that he’s nonetheless within the race and has no plan to surrender the ticket.
In one other interview with Management, Machina mentioned he had been approached by some individuals to step down for Senate President Ahmad Lawan, however that he wouldn’t.
Machina mentioned Lawan had no proper to the ticket, saying he wished to enter the Nationwide Meeting to enhance upon his efficiency and may even turn out to be the senate President.
Machina who was first elected a Federal Lawmaker in 1990 mentioned;
“We have been fortunate that our senator turned the Senate President. By changing into the Senate President there’s nothing… Any Senator could be the Senate President. I could possible be the following Senate President. Who is aware of? I used to be within the Nationwide Meeting lengthy earlier than Ahmad.
“Certainly, I’m not going again. I wrote letter to the occasion to say I’m staying within the race. There may be nowhere within the occasion pointers that claims the ticket ought to at any time be given to some one which didn’t take part within the major.
“The voluntary withdrawal type was connected to the nomination type which was about 16 pages. Kind 15 is withdrawal type, so I merely left it. I didn’t fill it as a result of I felt I used to be not going to withdraw from the competition. And there’s no place within the type that claims he should fill all of the types.”
He additionally mentioned if Lawan have been critical about his legislative position, he wouldn’t have gone into the competition for the presidential ticket which he misplaced.
Lawan joined the race for Presidency forward of 2023 however misplaced the primaries to former Lagos Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
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